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Bill Weld on VoteMatch

Former Republican Governor; former Senate candidate (MA)



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
OpEd: pro-choice stance means ineligible for ambassadorship: Favors topic 1
Partial-birth abortion is terrible, but don't ban it: Favors topic 1
Support a woman’s right to choose as an individual freedom: Strongly Favors topic 1
Government out of your pocketbook and your bedroom: Favors topic 1
Establish state pro-choice laws in case Roe gets overturned: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Delivered homily at two same-sex weddings: Strongly Favors topic 3
$1M for homosexual youth office coordinator: Strongly Favors topic 3
Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed cigarette-tax hike that paid for kids' health care: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Will not abolish social security and receives it himself: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Prefers state input on education, not one national standard: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Supports expansive environmental regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tough on taxes, tough on crime: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Now Libertarian, changed position to opposing gun control: Strongly Favors topic 10
2nd Amendment right s are individual rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports gun control: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Roll back more than $2 billion in recent tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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More H-1B visas; keep more foreign grads & entrepreneurs: Favors topic 12
Current system is "de facto legalization" for 11 million: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Despite being Libertarian VP, still interested in free trade: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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As governor, supported hybrid electric cars and natural gas: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Favors medical marijuana and needle-exchange programs: Opposes topic 19
Favors "clean" needle giveaways to drug addicts: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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I was one of the most fiscally conservative governors: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balanced budget in downturn after boom decade of spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Families/Children
Foreign Policy
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Health Care
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Infrastructure/Technology
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War/Iraq/Mideast
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Page last updated: Jun 16, 2016